July 2, 2008


First Solar Photovoltaic Installation on Emory University Campus

A Small 1000 Watt Solar PV Array Installed on Holder Construction Job-Site
Trailer Helps Supply Electricity to Construct New Psychology Building


Solar PV Array Installed on Holder Construction Job-Site Trailer (Photo: Soenso Energy)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, July 2, 2008 – A small array of six solar photovoltaic (PV) modules has been installed on the roof of a job-site trailer of Holder Construction Company on the campus of Emory University in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. The solar panels help power the construction of Emory’s New Psychology Building at 36 Eagle Row. This 1000W solar PV system, supplied to Holder Construction Company by Soenso Energy of Marietta, Georgia, will generate an estimated average of 112kWh per month of electricity.

In Georgia, approximately sixty-four percent of the fuel mix used by utilities to generate electricity is coal (Source: U. S. EPA). By partially powering the construction of Emory’s New Psychology building with a mere 112kWh per month of clean, solar-generated electricity, Holder Construction’s new solar PV system will have these positive effects on the environment:


• Prevent an estimated 2,183 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere each year
• Is comparable to about 2.3 barrels of oil not imported for a year• Is the equivalent to roughly 1/4 acre of pine forest storing carbon for a year


About Emory University Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate college of arts and sciences, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. In addition to its nine schools,
the university encompasses The Carter Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. www.emory.edu

About Holder Construction Company Since 1960, Holder Construction Company’s mission to provide clients with quality construction services has resulted in over 80% repeat client business. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Holder is a national commercial construction services firm respected as a leader in “team approach” project delivery. It consistently ranks as one of the Nation’s top 100 contractors. www.holderconstruction.com

About Soenso Energy Located in Marietta, Georgia, near Atlanta, Soenso Energy is a dealer of commercial and residential sustainable building products. These products include solar photovoltaic (PV) for generating electricity, solar thermal hot water systems and small wind turbines for generating electricity. www.soenso.com, info@soenso.com

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